Activating The Fire Element In Study
In one of the previous articles on feng shui for education, I mentioned
some earth-element objects that you can use to energize the study
table. This time, I'll tell you how to activate the fire element to
enhance study luck.
Having a study lamp
on the study table is a necessity as
well excellent feng shui, but it's important to choose a suitable lamp
carefully. Lamps that come in high-tech, modern shapes may look good,
but just make sure that they are not threatening-looking or shaped in a
hostile way, with pointed ends or cutting edges. It's much better to
get a lamp that is rounded rather than angular, as anything sharp sends
out 'poison arrows' that will adversely affect whoever it's pointed at.
With a suitable lamp, you create valuable yang energy
, which is a great fire energizer
You should also make sure that the light is just bright enough for
the purpose of studying, but do not use spotlights, as the yang energy
emitted by these bright lights is too strong and will be harmful rather
A crystal chandelier
if you can afford it, is also an excellent way to energize the
education corner when hung in the northeast of the living room, as it
represents a combination of fire and earth. If you find crystal
chandeliers too high above your budget, you may get a cheaper
substitute: glass. This works just as well, as glass is also of the
Of course, the colour that represents fire is the energetic red
Using red drapes, curtains, cushions or rugs are good ways of
supplementing the northeast's earth with fire. A word of caution,
though: don't overdo it by painting entire walls in red as this may
overwhelm the room. Remember that balance is essential
in the practice of feng shui.
Be creative and use the many designs and motifs that symbolize fire
innovatively in your décor. Designs featuring the sun and stars in red,
yellow or orange would be suitable. As before, don't go for the kill by
using too many of these fiery symbols. When in doubt, have less rather
Finally, another thing you can do is to hang a painting with red as the dominant colour, or a picture of a mountain
on the northeast wall of the student's bedroom or the living room.
These should be enough to sufficiently supplement both the fire and
Look out for the next article in this section, where I'll
tell you whom among the many deities in the Chinese culture has the
ability to bring you academic success!